Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

July 22, 2007


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The ultimate sacrifice was made by Irelynd this morning as she “shared her blankie with Haidyn.”  She even let her hold onto it for one whole minute!

July 21, 2007

If only it was always like this

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:40 pm
Tonight, the other man in my life :-), David Beckham, made his U.S. debut for the L.A. Galaxy (if only for fifteen minutes).  It was a capacity crowd at the Home Depot Center in L.A., which never occurs for a MLS soccer match, and regardless of the fact that soccer is  temporarily getting attention based on the popularity of one player, the hope is that one day it will be as popular here as it is in the rest of the world (and maybe, just maybe wipe American football off the map) :-)

July 19, 2007

Rock on…

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…baby Haidyn!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 12:16 pm
It is the habit of making sacrifices in small things that enables us for making them in great, when it is asked of us. Temper, love of preeminence, bodily indulgence, the quick retort, the sharp irony,–in checking these let us find our cross and carry it. Or, when the moment comes for some really great service, the heart will be petrified for it, and the blinded eyes will not see the occasion of love.

July 17, 2007

Whatever works

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July 15, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:27 pm
Jon and I continue to be amazed and challenged by our little Haidyn Grace. Since Irelynd was such an easy baby and continues to be a fairly easy toddler, I was warned by many that our second was sure to “be a handful.” When I would receive those comments, I would just smile politely, and think to myself, “yeah right, she will be just like Irelynd” Ok, ok, so they were right, what can I say, Haidyn is nothing like Irelynd. The best word to describe her is “dramatic.” She can be smiling, cooing and laughing one second, and literally screaming the next. She is unbelievably aware of her surroundings, and lets us know she is aware when we have the nerve to leave her sight, if only for a second. Jon and I can’t remember Irelynd ever really giving us the time of day until she was at least five or six months old. Even then, as long as she was fed, she really didn’t care too much where she was or what was going on. The biggest difference between Haidyn and Irelynd is the crazy evening crying fits (or colic as I have been refusing to call it). The inconsolable crying starts typically around 7:00 p.m., and can last anywhere from thirty minutes (on a good night), to a couple of hours (on a bad night). Most nights, swaddling and the miracle swing aids our mission to calm her down, but some nights we have to call in the big guns. This involves swaddling her up tight, putting her in the Bjorn, turning on the vacuum, and adding a bounce to my step as I try desperately to vacuum away the screams. This method is a pain, but almost never fails to calm this little drama queen down enough to get her to sleep. Despite these trials, we love this little one, challenging or not!

July 14, 2007

Cool kid

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July 13, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:53 pm
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
-C.S. Lewis-


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 9:15 am
My dear friend, Olivia, sent this adorable onesie for Haidyn, and matching embroidered bloomers for both Haidyn and Irelynd.  So cute!!
Thanks Liv…miss you!

July 12, 2007

Daddy’s girls

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:28 pm
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